This is just uncomfortable. David Beckham describes a “hazing ritual” his teammates put him through back in his early days and it sounds a lot like some twisted form of sexual abuse. Decide for yourself. From TMZ:
It happened in 1991 — when Beckham was just 16 — and he says he had to stare at a photo of a famous Welsh soccer player named Clayton Blackmore and (more or less) masturbate in front of his teammates.
He said, “Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones.”
He added, “I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!”
I mean, what??? Bend it like beckham indeed, muwaha.
No but really, this probably isn’t the thing to bring up when you’re hoping to get knighted. By the way, this is Clayton Blackmore:
It’s like he knows.